It's probably going to quite a struggle here in Vancouver as well. $100k after taxes is like $75k, so $6250 a month. Renting a 3-bedroom townhome in GVR (in an less than ideal location where schools might not be as good) might be around $3500, and food for a family of five could be $1200. So just shelter and food alone is $4700 a month, not to mention everything else you'd have to pay for like gas, internet/cable, cell phone and any number of child-related expenses.glenn9090 wrote: ↑ seriously it was (in the past) and it is (right now) a lot of struggle to meet the end needs. Since day one when I landed in Canada, nothing came in my way. Had to do cash jobs after my full day shift to just make sure i kept food on the table.
so far this is the first break within the organization when i am jumping 4 grades. Double the money is exciting but at the end of the day, this is almost equivalent to what I am earning here.
here in Edmonton, with the amount of salary that I am getting, I am happy with kids going to top ranked school in Edmonton and renting a 3 BR town house. I eventually have no plans for buying a house on mortgage till i find a suitable good pay job.
Thats what i was confused whether should i grab this opportunity for the Career or wait for a better one in Edmonton.
ps: Still waiting for the offer from HR that may come by end of today.
If you're already quite satisfied in Edmonton, I don't know if you want to take the plunge to make the move to Vancouver. Even if there is some career growth prospects, it would still be hard for a family of 5 to live in Vancouver for even $150k a year.